A solid 6-4 6-3 win for Gilles Simon who will face Wawrinka or Kohlschreiber in the third round.
The clay court season begins, and the King of clay will be looking forward to finding his best form. Rafa will meet Aljaz Bedene in the second round, and could next face Dominic Thiem, then Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals, Andy Murray in the semis and Novak Djokovic in the final.
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Here’s the outfit Rafa Nadal will be wearing in Monte-Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid and Rome:
Rafa’s shoe of choice, the NikeCourt Lunar Ballistec 1.5:
Nadal’s outfit is available online on nike.com
Unstoppable. After his 6-2 6-0 win over Milos Raonic in the Indian Wells last week, Novak Djokovic dispatched Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3 to win his third consecutive Miami Open title, his 28th Masters 100 tournament overall.